Vocabulary for SSC Exams 2016

vocabulary for SSC Exam

1. Alliteration
Meaning: the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.
Sentence: “the alliteration of ‘sweet birds sang’”


2.Alleviate
Meaning: make (suffering, deficiency, or a problem) less severe.
Synonym: reduce, ease, relieve
Antonym: aggravate
Sentence: “he couldn’t prevent her pain, only alleviate it”


3. Alchemy
Meaning: the medieval forerunner of chemistry, concerned with the transmutation of matter, in particular with attempts to convert base metals into gold or find a universal elixir
Synonym: chemistry
Sentence:”occult sciences, such as alchemy and astrology”


4.Errant
Meaning: wrong ,deviant
Synonym: erratic, stray
Antonym: normal,
Sentence:I saw an errant man shouting at his daughter for skipping office


5.Attrition
Meaning: A wearing down to weaken or destroy
Synonym: erosion, grinding
Antonym: building, happiness
Sentence:The difficulty was to overcome its susceptibility to attrition.

6.Inexorable
Meaning: impossible to stop or prevent.
Synonym: relentless, unstoppable, unavoidable
Antonym: flexible, lenient
Sentence: “the seemingly inexorable march of new technology”


7. Pensive
Meaning: engaged in, involving, or reflecting deep or serious thought.
Synonym: thoughtful, thinking, reflective
Antonym: unreflective
Sentence: “a pensive mood”


8. Solace
Meaning: comfort or consolation in a time of great distress or sadness, give solace to
Synonym: comfort, consolation, cheer, support, relief
Antonym: distress, heartache, heartbreak, torment, torture
Sentence: “she sought solace in her religion”


9. Aloft
Meaning: up in or into the air; overhead.
Synonym: into the sky, skyward, on high, heavenward
Antonym:down
Sentence:”the congregation sways, hands aloft”


10.Ameliorate
Meaning: make (something bad or unsatisfactory) better.
Synonym: improve, amend, better, enhance, enrich
Antonym: damage, endamage, harm, hurt, impair, injure, spoil, tarnish, vitiate
Sentence: “the reform did much to ameliorate living standards


 
  
  
  
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